Dorothy Martinez - Director of Extended Care
The 2023-24 school year is Dorothy's sixth year as Director of Extended Care and her 17th year at Live Oak. Growing up in San Juan Bautista, Dorothy moved to San Francisco to finish a degree in fashion design and work with various theater groups. She has worked with extended day programs in SFUSD, the Mission YMCA of SF, as program director for ExCEL ASP, and the Randall Museum Summer Camp. When not in Extended Care, she is active in the Bay Area Latino Theatre Artist Network.
Sofia Garcia Guzman - Program Coordinator
Sofia was born and raised in San Francisco. After graduating high school, she started babysitting and discovered that she liked working with kids. Sofia currently attends San Francisco City College, and will transfer to San Francisco State University to obtain her Bachelor’s in communication science or psychology. Sofia also loves camping with her family and scouting out new swimming holes. In her free time, she likes to binge watch Friends and go to the beach to watch the sunset no matter how hot or cold it is.
Marvie Hill - Program Leader
Marvie has been a part of Live Oak’s Extended Care team since 2021. Growing up in the small town of San Juan Bautista, Marvie gained practical experience in childcare through babysitting, nannying, counseling summer camps, and helping to raise the younger children in their family. They have found a passion for childcare due to their interest in play, as well as the desire to support children in growing into the best versions of themselves. In their free time, Marvie enjoys crafting, playing puzzle games, cycling, and spending time with loved ones.
Michael Martinez - Program Leader
Michael joins Live Oak's Extended Care team this fall where he strives to promote a creative space where students are encouraged to question, explore, and innovate. After earning a degree in Studio Art and Architecture from the Academy of Art University, Michael has been working on promoting access to essential mobility aids, like wheelchairs and hospital beds for the elderly and people with disabilities. Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing music, sketching, hiking, playing soccer, reading, and exploring the city with his family.
Carmina Miguel - Program Leader
A San Francisco native, Carmina started working at Live Oak in 2021. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education from San Francisco State. In her free time, Carmina likes to play pool and hangout with her friends.
Jade Nouchi - Program Leader
Jade started working with Live Oak's Extended Care team in the fall of 2022. Originally from Southern California, she was raised in Riverside. She earned degrees in Broadcasting & Electronic Communication Art and Studio Art from San Francisco State. Her favorite part of working at Live Oak is the joy of seeing children’s perspective on life because they have such an amazing way of viewing the world. Her hobbies include gardening, ceramics, and cycling. One day she hopes to stay in the world of education and become a ceramic professor.
Ana “Anita” Ocampo - Program Leader
Anita started working at Live Oak in September of 2021. A native of El Salvador, Anita earned a degree in dentistry before learning English so she could work with refugees here in San Francisco. She then decided to work with children because she realized that children are the future and wanted to be part of their academic development. One day she would like to get a Master's degree in Spanish and become a Spanish teacher. Outside of Live Oak, Anita loves to dance, listen to music, read and go hiking with her husband.
Angelina Payne - Program Leader
A recent graduate of De Anza High School, Angelina joins the Extended Care team this fall after working at CYO summer camp where she supported an engaging summer program for 8 to 11-year-old campers. She is excited by how open and diverse Live Oak is and the sense of individualized care the school provides for students. In her free time Angelina loves to engage in creative work like scrapbooking, making friendship bracelets, and has been dancing for four years.
Briana “Bre” Ruiz - Program Leader
Bre joined the Live Oak Extended Care team in January 2022. A first-generation Mexican-American, Bre was born and raised in the cozy garlic capital of the world, Gilroy, CA. She double majored and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Anthropology with a Minor in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Away from campus, Bre's hobbies range from reading literature and writing short stories to playing video games and walking throughout the hills of San Francisco. She hopes to publish fiction books that may help others connect to each other and to themselves.
Abbey Santos - Program Leader
Abbey is the third new member of the Extended Care team. She previously worked at a high school in the Mission providing college access support. During the summer, Abbey co-taught an art class for 9th through 12th graders. A native of Selma, CA, Abbey earned her degree in Film and Digital Media Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Outside of work, Abbey loves creating art in a variety of ways, including filmmaking, jewelry, nail art, and more. She sometimes sells her jewelry and handmade press-on nail art at local art markets.
If you are interested in learning more about the ways these talented team members can support your child in engaging before and after school activities, reach out to our Extended Care team at email@example.com.